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adjective as in made of lead

adjective as in heavy

adjective as in lead-colored

adjective as in gray

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Example Sentences

John is an inmate in a psychiatric ward courtesy of past crimes that are only briefly mentioned and, via additional leaden conversations, it’s revealed that he still has Dream’s ruby.

He was lying on his back, his eyes closed and with a leaden gray look on his face.

BOSTON — At least two members of the Washington Wizards came out of a leaden performance against the Boston Celtics in their first game of the NBA’s new play-in tournament feeling optimistic.

Technically, White should seem out of step with our current pop-centric culture: leaden, irrelevant, dinosauric.

That there was a way to tell the story and not have been leaden—not be a chore or an ordeal.

The Romney-Ryan Medicare proposal is stunningly unpopular—and Romney left the debate firmly lashed to its leaden weight.

Soldiers called out, and they gave two unfortunates leaden food enough to kill them.

Several tons of leaden pipe were dug up in Fleet street, London, laid down 300 years before.

The wind-blown rain-makers lost their leaden hue and became a soft pearl-gray, all fleecy white around the edges.

Thickets were swept as with a great jagged scythe by the leaden hail which swept through them.

For the rest, the “Dolphin” is a singularly dull and unromantic-looking house, painted a leaden hue.


On this page you'll find 66 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to leaden, such as: galena, lead, pewter, plumbean, plumbic, and plumbiferous.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.